Found March 08, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
You know the usual suspects on the Reds: Votto, Chapman, Phillips, Latos, Bruce, Choo, and so on and so forth. None of them are really going to be an x-factor this year, because everyone is counting on them to be a huge part of the team. So when looking for someone a bit under the radar to make an impact on such a star-studded team, you've got to think about more than the usual suspects. My x-factor for the Cincinnati Reds in 2013 is Devin Mesoraco. Mesoraco was a highly touted prospect that fell on his face last season, largely because of his defensive shortcomings behind the plate. His bat also didn't show up like expected, and as a result, he spent 2012 as Cincinnati's backup catcher to Ryan Hanigan. But things are changing this spring, and Mesoraco seems primed to earn some more playing time with the Reds and make a huge impact. Mesoraco's defensive skills have taken a step forward across the board this spring. He's smashing the hell out of the ball...
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